Working Papers

Slider Scale or Text Box: How Response Format Shapes Responses

Manoj Thomas and Ellie J. Kyung

Aug 7, 2018

Posits that numeric responses elicited on slider scales can be systematically different from those elicited through textboxes. Demonstrates the endpoint assimilation effect through 11 experiments, showing that it varies for ascending and descending payment formats and that its strength depends on factors related to visualization of the slider scale itself.


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